Archives for the month of: May, 2011

I’m now one week into this little experiment and I’m still learning what works best for me and getting used to the day-to-day. I’m still having the problem of the Tugger pulling off every once in a while. I’m not sure if it’s because of the tension, which usually isn’t too tight, or the lack of skin to grip, or the silicone sliding off because the skin it’s in contact with is becoming dry. Most likely a combination of all three, but I imagine it’ll take some time before I dial in on what works.

At night, I’ve tried tugging in the over-the-shoulder method, which hasn’t gone as well as I hoped. I woke up in the middle of the night with a pain from an erection and I just ended up pulling the damn thing off. Also the cone sticks out right at the waist line, so unless you sleep naked, it can get snagged and obstructed by your pajama waist. There was also the ta-da moment showing my wife what I looked like wearing it before bed. Honestly, we both couldn’t hold back our laughter. It really does look ridiculous, but anything in the name of science! (and better sex…)

The next night I tried tugging down my leg, day-time style and while it goes without saying, it went worst than the recommended over the shoulder method. But trial and error is the name of the first few weeks.

Thinking I should be doing at least something at night I’ve been applying dry skin lotion, pulling forward what foreskin I have and wearing the Your Skin cone in hopes of exfoliating that top layer of rough skin. I’m still planning on trying the over the shoulder tug later on, but for now I’m just going to leave it at this. Is that the most effective way to get the gland back to its natural state?

After one week, I can already detect a lot of sensitivity returning which is motivating. Unless that’s tenderness from all the pulling my wieners seen this week. I look forward to what the coming months have in store.

I suppose to make this little experiment official I’ll need to weigh in and post some numbers to reference back to when measuring progress. Not totally sure all the angles to measure because when looking for millimeters of growth there are so many factors to take into account. Cold day, stages of arousal, ect. What I’ve decided on for now is to take monthly pictures to chart growth and to keep track of my forced erect coverage (FEC).

What’s that you say?

  • Step 1: Get an erection.
  • Step 2: Push foreskin forward
  • Step 3: Measure the amount of dick head still exposed.
  • Step 4: Chart

So as of May 10, my FEC weighs in at a hefty 27mm exposure. Well that doesn’t give you much of an idea of what I’m working with here, but hopefully this chart I’m linking to (NSFW) will explain things better as they have kindly classified foreskin coverage into categories from CI 1 – CI 10 (CI = Coverage Index). I’d put myself somewhere between CI 3 and CI 4 and I’m hoping to reach CI 7 in the end so there’s full unassisted coverage.

From what I’ve read so far, the first 2 months are full of perceived progress because your skin is getting its elasticity back and what looks like new growth is just what you’ve always had but coming back to its old springy self. Then from there it’s slow going, but persistence eventually pays off.

If anyone reading can share where they started to where they are now and the amount of time and effort it took, I’d love to hear it.

In the meantime, wish me luck!

Today was my first full day with the TLC Tugger. Putting it on in the morning, I got the feeling I was going to be like a woman with a dirty little secret wearing a vibrator out in public, but maybe it’s my vanilla life style that was exaggerating the situation as the day wasn’t such a sexy affair. In fact, it was more peculiar than anything.

Hitting the road on my morning commute I couldn’t help but limp a little as my wiener pulled up and down my pant leg. The sheer sensation of walking with this silly thing strapped to the head of my dick immediately put to mind the image up top. It wasn’t painful, just different. Climbing stairs, picking things off the floor, everything seemed like a new experience. Nothing unwanted, except for going to the bathroom; that was one thing that provided new challenges.

I had to duck into a stall if I was going to get anything done. Slipping the silicone device out from under my foreskin, I had already noticed the head of my penis become a little more tacky and moist. A small difference but never the less motivating.

Reapplying the Tugger has become a bit of a race. For some reason I keep getting an erection whenever I try and get the damn thing on. I’m sure it’s only temporary and once the thrill of sandwiching my foreskin between two layers of rubber wears off, I’m sure I’ll be able to slap this thing on without thinking twice about it. Haha, did I already mention my vanilla life? Maybe I’m just now discovering an unknown kink for rubber? Only time will tell, but I have a feeling it’s just my teenage like libido. Doesn’t take much to get me going as I’ve already illustrated.

There was one point in the day where the Tugger did pull off. After sitting at my desk for an extended period I got up for a walk and could feel the Tugger pulling free of my foreskin’s doughy grasp. I panicked a bit imagining the outer rubber piece tumbling out the bottom of my pant leg so I ducked into the bathroom relieved to find that with the Tugger still attached to the leg band, it would be next to impossible for the outer cone to separate from the device.

With my first day in the bag, I’d have to say it wasn’t that bad. It was slightly painful at times because I’m still getting used to putting it on comfortably and as soon as the boners subside I’ll be able to take my time a little more to make sure it’s secure and comfortable. But as of this writing, so far so good.

After placing my order for the TLC Tugger, I realized, like all packages shipping to me, I addressed it for my office. Worried about what the package my disclose about it contents I waited for day 8, the day of estimated arrival. After not showing up, I was on pins and needles whenever I heard the mail being delivered to our office, but I think I played it cool, only jumping to help a handful of times.

Then today, 13 days after placing my order, I saw a package on my desk. It must have arrived while I was out. Cold sweats. I gave it a quick look over and put it away in my bag. It’s not that foreskin restoration should be an embarrassing topic, but both you and I know that it’s pretty fringe. And certainly not something I want to explain to a handful of my coworkers.

Fortunately, the guys/guy at TLC Tugger were kind enough to omit the company name from the package. The description did include a listing of the contents.

  • 2 x Silicone Cones
  • 2 x Elastic Straps

If you’re really paranoid, that’s your heads up. Might be cause for suspicion, but personally, the most offensive part of the package was the use of comic sans. Ron might know a thing or two about a thing or two, but between the choice of font and his website, he sure doesn’t have a sense of design.

Opening the envelope, I found exactly what was listed and only what was listed. Two silicone cones and 2 elastic straps. Fair, but a little underwhelming. A note of thanks or url pointing you to information resources would have helped, but as a two person operation, I can understand keeping things stripped down. And I suppose the email he sends after placing an order covers that, but spending $60 on two elastic straps and a small rubber thing might make you do a double take.

TLC Tugger contents

So how is it? Well, it was fairly simple to put on and I couldn’t really notice much of anything. The silicone was surprisingly soft and flexible. Feels very secure while wearing it. Definitely not going anywhere. But now that I’m in my second hour of what I expect to be a few years of tugging, I’d have to say, it’s uncomfortable. It feels like a constant pinch happening. I’ll think I got a little ambitious putting it on the first time so I’ll have to readjust before bed.

Everything starts with a first step. This is the first of many on the long road to an even longer foreskin.

It's not this bad, but you get the idea

About a month ago I saw a link on Twitter to a story The Onion’s A.V. Club did on Ron Low‘s foreskin restoration device, the TLC Tugger. Yeah, a foreskin restoration device. I was put off and laughed at first, but the more I read, the more I could relate, and by the end, I was surprised to find myself genuinely interested in what he was proposing.

I honestly thought about what I had read for a few days. One night I ended up talking to my wife about it and she had the same first reaction I think we all had, but finally said It’s worth a shot, what do you have to lose?

So with her blessing, I went to the TLC Tugger website (try and look beyond the design. I know its a mess) and out of all the foreskin restoration options, I eventually decided on the classic TLC Tugger kit. I provided my measurements with my order for a comfortable fit and, with shipping, my order came to $60CAD.

Which brings me to the point in which I start a blog about my dick and the currently inadequate foreskin. I wanted a way to be anonymously public about it. To put my time into documenting my progress and hopefully answer any questions other men have had about foreskin restoration. I have no idea what I’m doing, but I think it will be a fun experiment, that if successful, will provide a much more satisfying sex life and healthy wiener.

If I can speak openly here, the sex isn’t bad, but it could be better. See, what happens with a circumcised penis is through years and years of having an exposed head rubbing against your underwear and being in the open air is it forms a calloused skin. Not like your grandma’s cracked heal, but enough in that it looses most of its sensitivity. No matter how much I say I like a nice BJ, if I was honest with myself I would say I can’t feel much of anything. I can feel the warmth and some pressure being applied, but it’s all a very dull experience in both senses of the word. It’s still enjoyable, but I’ve never come from getting head; not even close. It’s just part of foreplay.

From what I understand, the TLC Tugger works basically like those earrings people put in their earlobes to stretch them out. After about a week, they are able to put in a bigger gage because the skin isn’t as taught. Or to put it another way, it’s like braces for your dick. But more embarrassing and harder to explain.

Hopefully by the end of this experiment, in one to three years, I’ll have a foreskin long enough to cover the head of my dick, I’ll love blow jobs even more and we’ll all have learned a thing or two in the process.

I’m expecting my package in the mail next week. Wish me luck.